Seabourn Ovation Completes Sea Trials
Seabourn's newest ultra-luxury vessel Seabourn Ovation has completed sea trials in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.
The vessel departed the Fincantieri shipyard on March 14 for her final four days fo sea trials. The delivery ceremony of the ship is on schedule to take place on April 27.
The 690-foot, 40,350 gross ton vessel has 12 decks and a capacity for 600 passengers and 330 crew. A sister ship to Seabourn Encore, she will feature 300 suites. She sails at a maximum speed of 15 knots.
Seabourn Ovation will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5 from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain. The ship's naming ceremony will take place on Friday, May 11, in Valletta, Malta. Highly-acclaimed actress and singer Elaine Paige will serve as godmother.
The ship will spend the majority of its maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe, offering a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavian sailings between Copenhagen and Stockholm. She will also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting Norwegian fjords and the U.K.
Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ultra-luxury ship in the Seabourn fleet and one of the line's Odyssey-class ships.